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IBM AS400 and iSeries POP3 Server Remote Information Disclosure Vulnerability Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Checks for remote information disclosure vulnerability in IBM AS400 and iSeries POP3 server

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Synopsis :

The remote POP server is affected by a information disclosure

Description :

The remote host appears to be running the POP3 service that comes with
all modern AS/400 and iSeries servers. Further, this service is prone
to an information disclosure vulnerability due to the responses it
provides to username / password combinations. This allows a remote
attacker to acertain valid user profiles. Further, the service
offers a means of brute forcing passwords since it does not block a
connection or disable a user after a given number of invalid login

See also :

Solution :

Disable the POP3 service if not needed.

Threat Level:

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2

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